Shine on Leo Babes

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You are the naturals of the zodiac. Unusually talented, you possess inherent abilities for which even you can’t account. Often dazzlingly charming, you light up a room with your presence, and all in attendance know where you are. Your broad smile and bright eyes make others feel warm and welcome.

You always play to the audience. With dramatic effect, you tell your stories, pausing at the right places, occasionally gesturing for emphasis. You need to see a response. Some form of acknowledgment such as a pat on the back is as important to you as the air you breathe. You need to be noticed.

The Lion
Ruling planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Quality: Dramatic
Ability: Natural leadership

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac,

Shine on Cancer Babes

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You are the shy, supportive members of the zodiac. Home and family are very important to you, and you are willing to submerge your own wants and desires for the good of your immediate group. Often quite ambitious, you seek to get ahead in order to provide the best for your loved ones.

The Crab
Ruling planet: Moon
Element: Water
Quality: Sensitivity
Ability: Nurturing

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac,


Taco Tuesday // Dr. Pepper Brisket Tacos

By Katherine Hysmith for The Young Austinian

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Dr Pepper Brisket Tacos
recipe inspired by fellow Texan blogger, The Homesick Texan

1 3-4 lb brisket, flat cut
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 sweet onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon cumin
half of a dried ancho chile (with seeds)
1/4 red wine vinegar
2 cups Dr Pepper
water as needed

vegetable oil
1-2 poblano peppers
1-2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
fresh cilantro
limes, sliced into wedges
corn tortillas, cooked and warm
Dr Pepper Brisket

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1. Set the oven to 325. Remove brisket from the refrigerator and let it set at room temperature for about 15 minutes while prepping other ingredients.

2. To a large Dutch oven, add the oil and sear the brisket on all sides – about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.

3. To the Dutch oven, add the onion, garlic, cumin, and ancho chile, sauteing until the onion is translucent – about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, and add the red wine vinegar and the Dr Pepper, scrapping up any cooked bits at the bottom of the pan. Add the brisket fat side up back to the Dutch oven. Cover and cook in the oven for 3 to 4 hours or until the meat is fork tender. Check the brisket after about 2 hours, if the liquids at the bottom of the pan have dried up or are beginning to caramelize, add a little bit of water. Cover and continue to cook.

4. When the brisket is done, remove the Dutch oven from the oven and place on the stove to cool uncovered for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prep the taco fixings.

5. To remove the skin from the poblanos, rub the peppers in oil and hold over the flame of a gas range, turning the pepper every few seconds to blacken and blister evenly. Carefully place the pepper into a brown paper bag and let it cool – the bag will help trap steam and make the blistered skin easier to remove. Once the pepper is cool enough to handle, rub the skin with a paper towel to remove. Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds and slice into thin strips.

6. In a skillet set over medium-high heat, add a bit more oil and the onions, cooking for a minute or two. Add the poblano strips and cook for another minute. Add a few whole stalks of cilantro and a lime wedge or two, letting them char slightly. Turn off the heat and squeeze a lime wedge over the pan, tossing to combine.

7. After the brisket has set for about 30 minutes, transfer the meat to a bowl. Using two forks, peel off and discard the remaining fat layer and shred the rest of the meat.

8. Pour the remaining drippings from the Dutch oven into another small bowl, straining out any remaining fat. Thin the drippings using a bit more Dr Pepper. Pour a bit of this liquid over the shredded brisket and set the rest aside for serving.

9. To assemble a taco: take a warm tortilla, top with brisket, a spoonful or two of the sauteed onions and peppers, a few cilantro leaves, and another squeeze of lime. Serve with rice, beans, salsa, chips, beer, etc.

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Shine on Gemini Babes

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You are the witty communicators of the zodiac. Words trip lightly off your tongue under any and all circumstances. You possess natural gifts for writing and speaking and are often drawn into fields where you can express your abilities.

You love being part of your local community, and you can be counted upon to know and pass along most of the current gossip. Friends use you as a resource when seeking information about a particular service or product. Generally positive, you enjoy being cheerful, and you search for the lightness in all things.

The Twins
Ruling planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Quality: The intellect
Ability: Writing and communications

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac,

Shine on Taurus Babes

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You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.

The Bull
Ruling planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Quality: Practical
Ability: Persistence

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac,